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23 Dec 2020

Full-Time Accountant

City of Auburn, Washington – Posted by AuburnHR Auburn, Washington, United States

Job Description

This position is open until filled, with a first review of applications on Friday, January 8, 2021.
To be considered for the first round of screening, your application must be received by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, January 7, 2021.

The City of Auburn Finance department is looking for a talented new Accountant to join our team in early 2021!  In this position, you will perform work that is technical and analytical, maintaining the City’s financial management systems, preparing financial reports and statements, and maintaining and reporting the City’s funds in accordance with professional, administrative, and legal standards.

Our ideal candidate is known for their technical knowledge, professional accounting experience, and has worked in a municipal setting.

In this role you will:

  • Reconcile financial information from various systems including, but not limited to, TrackIt, ActiveNet, Arts People, GolfNow, PayPal, Springbrook, CLASS, and EDEN daily.  You’ll maintain detailed records of daily confirmation of cash deposits to daily bank activity reports, and reconcile merchant deposits (Visa/MC) to originating systems.
  • Receive, analyze, reconcile, and post daily cash from all City sources.
  • Maintain all city capital asset records within the designated fixed asset module, including analyzing expenditure accounts to determine which assets need to be capitalized, pulling related vouchers for review, setting up assets within the fixed asset module, running depreciation and posting to the general ledger, tracking deletions and retirements, reconciling fixed asset sub-ledger to the general ledger.
  • Research and prepare necessary adjusting journal entries for daily bank debit and credit memos, as well as prepare various month end adjusting journal entries.
  • Maintain the Debt portfolio including, but not limited to, updating the master spreadsheet with new, refunded, or defeased debt; recording current year liability and accrued interest; tracking the schedule of payments and providing budget account data for payment of debt; and initiating request on debt payments.

While these duties will be the primary focus of this job, the full job description includes a more comprehensive list of responsibilities.  Click here to review the class specification.

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or closely related field
  • Two (2) years of professional accounting experience
  • Any combination of education, experience, and training that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the primary responsibilities for this position

We would LOVE it if you had…

  • Accounting experience in a municipal setting

To view the full job announcement and apply, click here:

How to Apply

READY TO APPLY? If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully.  If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, or would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process, please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.
Selection procedure: The City of Auburn is dedicated to building an inclusive, informed city, with opportunities for all.  In alignment with that goal, the City has adopted an anonymous application process that prevents hiring managers from seeing personal identifiers, including names, addresses, and other similar information.  This eliminates the possibility of unintentional or implicit bias during the initial screening of applications.  For that reason, hiring managers will not be viewing any attachments to your application, including a cover letter or resume, during the initial screening.Please make sure to submit a complete, detailed, and updated job application, and thoroughly answer the supplemental questions prior to the submission deadline!  You must meet the minimum qualifications to move forward in the screening process.
While this position is open until filled, the first round of application reviews will take place on Friday, January 8th, 2021.  Candidates who pass the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in online skills testing, which will take place between Friday, January 8th, 2021, and Monday, January 11, 2021.  The timing of the next steps in the process will be determined by the number of qualified candidates who pass the skills testing.
Communication from the City of Auburn: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the recruitment process.  E-mails from and/or should be placed on your safe domain list to ensure you receive notifications in a timely manner.  As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders.
Contact information: If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Medisch, HR Manager, by email at, by phone at 253-931-3073, or connect on LinkedIn!

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: #finance and Accounting. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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